WINTER NEWS / WINTERNUUS 2012
 
     

Bosman boer vooruit
 

Petrus Bosman van die agt-generasie familieplaas teen die hange van die Groenberg het die Wes-Kaapse toekenning Jongboer van die Jaar ontvang. Sy pa, Jannie Bosman, het in 2008 die titel: Boer van die Jaar ingepalm en die patriarg van die familie, ook ‘n Petrus, het die Lelienfontein-wingerdkwekers gestig wat opgebou is tot die landboureus wat vandag meer as 7 miljoene plante per jaar kweek. Aanvanklik is die wynmakery laat staan om te konsentreer op die stokkies maar dit was een van Petrus (regs) se eerste projekte om die wynkelder weer te laat herleef met pryswennerwyne.
  
Sien verder Bosman se silwer toekenning by die Old Mutual Trophy komptetisie.

  

The Queen sips Nabygelegen Wines

 
On Wednesday 6 June 2012 Nabygelegen’s Chenin Blanc 2008 and Snow Mountain Pinot Noir 2009 were served at the Queens Jubilee Lunch at Marlboro House in London.
   

The menu for this special occasion was a starter of Brie and Avocado Terrine, a main of Wild Sea Bass and for Dessert an Apple Crumble Soufflé served with Apple Pie Ice Cream.
 
In an article in The Telegraph it was quoted “The meal was accompanied by South African Wines.” Along with the Queen at the tabel were representatives of the Commonwealth Heads of State.
  
Not only is this a coup for Nabygelegen and Wellington but also for South Africa.

  

Festivities @ Festa Restaurant

  

Bosman’s Wine Evening | 13 June 2012 at 19:00 |
R 180pp (Booking Essential)
  

Bosman Family Vineyards & Festa Restaurant invite you to join us for an evening spent alongside the finest boutique wines being menu paired by our chef to complement each other to sublime excellence. The evening is set amidst the scenery of the Cape Wineland mountains and the quiet atmosphere of the countryside. Experience a five course pairing with some of this 8th generation family winery's most renowned wines. Presented by Bosman Family Vineyard's coveted winemaker, Corlea Fourie. Dinner will be served at 19:00
   
Father’s Day | 17 June 2012 | Ala Carte Three Course Menu | R 180 pp (Booking Essential)
  

Be Dad’s best friend this year bring him along for a feast at Festa. We will be spoiling the head of the house (?) and the rest of your family with the most mouth-watering comfort food.

  

Diemersfontein rolls out the barrel in Sussex

      
Pinotage on Tap and Diemersfontein rolled out a barrel of their famous coffee Pinotage and flew in musicians from the Cape to remind ex-pats of home comforts, nostalgia, Afrikaans, song and dance and raising the glass. A team of chefs produced platters of home-style cooking such as bobotie, potjiekos and malva pudding.

 
A shuttle bus brought participants from the nearest railway station on the London-Brighton line and gave out goody bags filled with water bottles, biltong, beef rolls and the all important Pinotage on Tap wine glass.

 
Revellers sat on hay bales basking in the sun, listening to South African musicians: Lonesome Dave Ferguson, Albert Frost and Robin Auld, eating their fill and sipping Pinotage straight from the barrel. Viva South Africa! Viva Pinotage!

   

   

Nabygelegen sports new tasting room in old stables

    

After a long time in the making, Nabygelegen has opened their much anticipated new tasting room.
   
What could be more romantic than sipping fine wines in the newly restored stables on the beautiful, historical farm? Previously only open by appointment, this tasting room is now open and ready for visits.
   
Monday – Friday from 10am – 5pm and Saturday’s from 10am – 1pm.

    

Schalk Burger se Meerkat-familie groei

  

The Meerkat Wines, known for their gregarious tendencies, have pleased many palates and even produced an ABSA Top 10 Pinotage.
   
To grow the family of friendlies Schalk Burger & Sons has produced a new family member in the just released Meerkat Sauvignon Blanc 2012.
    
Make sure you grab this one if you want to enjoy a wine slightly lower in alcohol (11.5%) but still strong on beautiful aromas of melon, lemongrass, passion fruit and Granny Smit apples.

  

Stone Kitchen up and running under new management

   
The well known Stone Kitchen has opened its doors for a new menu of winter fare under management of Abbi Wallis and her enthusiastic team. The emphasis will still be on fresh and local, many of the produce grown on the farm.
  

This family estate now offers the complete experience -  accommodation at the Bovlei Valley Retreat including dinner, bed and breakfast and afternoon tea, lunch at the Stone Kitchen and wine tasting of two new vintages: Shiraz Rose and Sauvignon Blanc (a first for this estate which previously excelled with a 5star Platter for their Shiraz.

   
Stone Kitchen Hours: 09:00-16:00 Wednesday to Sunday.

  

International and local acclaim

      
The 9th Decanter World Wine awards took place in April. 47 Countries entered 14 119 wines and 200 wine merchants, Master Sommeliers, Masters of Wine and journos judged.
 
Diemersfontein Carpe Diem Pinotage 2010 won a Gold for Wellington.
  
The 2012 Old Mutual Trophy yielded the same amount of entries as 2011 but a dramatic increase in gold and silver medals. Two of the three silvers went to Bosman Family Vineyards for their Cabernet Sauvignon 2007 and Pinotage 2010 and the other one to the producer cellar Wellington Wines for the Wellington La Cave Cabernet Sauvignon 2009.

   

   

Wellington produsentekelder takel volhoubaarheidsprojekte

    

Boomprojek Tot op hede is sowat 40 inheemse bome angeplant op die oop erf langs die kelder. Elke jaar gaan daar nog 10-20 bome bygevoeg word en dit sal op die langtermyn Wellington Wines se koolstofvoetspoor help verminder en terselfdertyd ‘n pragtige arboretum skep vir die dorp en vir Stokerryweg ‘n groener voorkoms gee.
   
Uilprojek In plaas van om maatskappye wat plaagbestryding uitoefen in te roep om die duiwe te beheer, het Wellington Wines twee uilhokke gebou op die oop erf langs die kelder om deur die natuurlike ekologiese proses uile na die kelder te lok. Tot op hede het ‘n gevlekte oor-uil (spotted eagle owl) sy opwagting gemaak en hy word dopgehou om te sien of hy wel die hokke gaan benut.

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